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The trunk of this family is lost to history Photo fragments remain as shadows With subtle wit, and poignant imagery, the unrelenting passage of time connects the vignettes in Theresa Milstein s Time and Circumstance This reflective collection of real and imagined poetry and prose, speculates on an erratic childhood, the uncertainty of adolescence, and the reality of parenthood, through flashbacks of love lost and found This everyday, why again, sometimes ignored tune has measured time in notes, seconds, minutes, days, years, and so it goes It s a measure of the man he will become....

Title : Time & Circumstance
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ISBN : 1925417301
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Vine Leaves Press March 21, 2017
Number of Pages : 74 pages
File Size : 973 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Time & Circumstance Reviews

  • A mom
    2019-02-18 23:45

    This lovely collection of poems, stories and other short pieces is a little gem. I think the poems, especially are very approachable, and I would highly recommend them to teachers for a poetry unit to help teenagers relate to poetry as an art form more easily. I'm thinking especially of "All Set," which so clearly describes the gulf between a mom trying to give her daughter what she wants, and the kid who is devastated that her mom got it all wrong - and now she has to go to school with it. Each piece captures those moments, joy, heartbreak, frustration, humiliation, so clearly and completely. I can't wait to read more.

  • Sharif
    2019-02-18 21:41

    I adored Milstein's writing on her blog and this book matches the style and quality of what I read previously. This is a fantastic collection of poetry and microfiction. She knows how to powerfully arrange words.

  • Susan Flett Swiderski
    2019-01-24 23:50

    This delightful collection of poems and short vignettes skillfully captures and depicts some of the changes and milestones of an individual's life. With minimum words, Ms. Milstein manages to deliver maximum meaning. (Not an easy task!)

  • Sharon K Mayhew
    2019-02-18 00:53

    Powerful, relatable a book you must read until you finish, then go back and read again!

  • Elizabeth Varadan
    2019-02-12 23:39

    This collection of flash fictions, poems, and vignettes lingers and resonates after the last word. Some of the pieces are spooky ("The Door), some poignant ("Left Behind"), some mixed with bittersweet humor ("Contortionist.) All of them are thought-provoking and invite repeated readings. Kudos to the author.

  • teen aka Christine Zinna
    2019-01-31 22:46

    I loved reading this book and yearned to read more once I finished.

  • robert
    2019-02-07 21:50


  • Paul A. Fahey
    2019-02-13 22:48

    Wonderful collection of vignettes and poems. If you like short, concise writing, Ms. Milstein's book is for you. From the terrifying journey into the unknown in "The Door" and the lyrical whimsy of "Brolly Folly" to the hidden secrets of "Daisy" and the thematically linked stories, "First Apartment," "Not Exactly Wonderland," and "One Year Contract," I was completely enthralled and in the grip of a master. Loved this book.